Surface Engineering by Friction-Assisted Processes: Methods, Materials, and Applications

1st Edition

B. Ratna Sunil

Apple Academic Press
September 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 342 Pages - 10 Color & 154 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771887694 - CAT# K405119

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This new book, Surface Engineering by Friction-Assisted Processes: Methods, Materials, and Applications, discusses in detail three friction-assisted processes that have been rapidly gaining momentum in materials and surface engineering. Friction-assisted processes are methods of processing solids that can alter the properties of a surface. This book functions as a comprehensive resource, compiling extensive descriptions of friction stir processing, friction stir welding, and fabrication of surface metal matrix composites into one volume.

The book is separated into four sections, beginning with a discussion of surface tailoring of metals by friction stir processing. This first section delves into the basics of friction stir processing (FSP), incorporating illustrations to explain the supporting mechanisms of this process. This section culminates with the introduction of potential applications of FSP in the manufacturing industry and obstacles that may arise when implemented.

The following two sections of the book share a similar structure, however they explore and discuss surface metal matrix composites by friction stir processing and surface engineering by friction surfacing.


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